Latest News – January 12

Ski Deals: Cooper’s Twofer Tuesdays, $30 Thursdays

Now that the ski and boarding season is in full swing and the storms keep rolling in, leaving behind daily freshies, Ski Cooper sweetens the pot even more with their Twofer Tuesdays and $30 Thursdays.

Skiers and boarders get ready to take advantage of Twofer Tuesday and $30 Thursday at Ski Cooper. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today

Skiers and boarders get ready to take advantage of Twofer Tuesday and $30 Thursday at Ski Cooper. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today

Known as one of the best deals in high country skiing, from now through March 1, 2017 Cooper offers 2-Fer Tuesdays. Yea, its sounds a bit ridiculous that folks can ski miles and miles of challenging terrain with 100% natural snow, for a little more than $25, but it’s true. Grab a friend and get up to Cooper for 2Fer Tuesdays, when you get two adult lift tickets (regular window price $52/each) for the price of one! Offer good through March 1, 2017.

If you’re more into doing some solo turns and working on your style and speed, then $30 Thursdays might be the deal for you. Every Thursday adults can enjoy a $30 lift ticket (at the window). Tickets are also available for purchase up until two days prior to arrival.

When you’re done taking advantage of all the fresh snow, plan to stop in to Katie O’Rourke’s Pub in the lodge for some après ski and live music. Today, Thursday Jan. 12 Mark Hanson will be entertaining the crowds with his ‘Snowbo’ music. According to the Ski Cooper website, Hanson is returning to the Colorado music scene with an avalanche of new creative energy. katie-orourkes_ski-cooperAfter twenty five years of innovating as a multi- instrumentalist, a session musician and as a member of some of the more inventive independent bands throughout the live music universe, Hanson produced his first solo project ‘Beater Guitar’ in 2016. He finished out that year playing saxophone at John Popper’s New Year’s celebration with Vail band Brother’s Keeper, and started off 2017 as member of Leadville Cherokee’s live reunion. His credit as a sought-after stage musician has been built from his ability to pick up saxophone, guitar, drums or vocals with consistent spontaneity and style. Come and check out this snowboarding Leadville hobo doing what only he does.

Ski Cooper supports live music and local musicians like George Finnell who recently played at Katie O'Rourke's in the ski lodge. Photo: Ski Cooper Facebook.

Ski Cooper supports live music and local musicians like George Finnell who recently played at Katie O’Rourke’s in the ski lodge. Photo: Ski Cooper.

Then on Saturday, Sean Flynn takes to the mic for bringing some eclectic sounds to Katie O’Rourke’s.  Sean Flynn is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, according to the Ski Cooper website, but after moving to Colorado in 2002, he knew he had found his true home. Located in Longmont, CO, he and his band, Flynn & The Electric Company, are part of the thriving musical community there. Flynn’s music is a mix of folk, Americana, jazz, and rock. It ranges from quiet, singer-songwriter ballads to percussive, boisterous rock tunes. Through it all, Sean sings and plays with the passion of a busker, a street musician whose very existence depends on stopping all that pass by.

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Panthers Host Nordic Skiers at Tennessee Pass

As skiers and boarders tear it up on the slopes, right next door, Lake County student athletes will be hosting the Colorado High School Ski League at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center as the Nordic season continues with Race #2. The Panthers got off to a good start in Granby last week, if you’re in the area, stop by and give them a cheer: Go Panthers!

The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center offers a variety of recreation options from nordic skiing to snowshoeing to fat bike riding. On Saturday they will host the Colorado High School Ski League. Go Panthers! Photo: Leadville Today/Brenna Ruegg.

The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center offers a variety of recreation options from nordic skiing to snowshoeing to fat bike riding. On Saturday they will host the Colorado High School Ski League. Go Panthers! Photo: Leadville Today/Brenna Ruegg.

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